Intergenerational Connections—Chicago Neighborhood Study

Intergenerational Connections—Chicago Neighborhood Study
Sampson‚ Morenoff & Earls‚ 1999
1. Parents in this neighborhood know their children’s friends.
2. Adults in this neighborhood know who the local children are.
3. There are adults in this neighborhood that children can look up to.
4. Parents in this neighborhood generally know each other.
5. You can count on adults in this neighborhood to watch out that children are safe and don’t get in trouble.
  • Intergenerational Connections
  • neighborhood
This instrument can be found on page 354 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
Point values are assigned as follows:
Strongly agree = 5
Agree = 4
Neither agree nor disagree = 3
Disagree = 2
Strongly disagree = 1
Point values for all responses are summed. Intended range is 5-25‚ with higher scores indicating higher levels of intergenerational connections and active support within the neighborhood.

Sampson RJ‚ Morenoff JD‚ Earls F. Beyond social capital: spatial dynamics of collective efficacy for children. American Sociological Review 1999;64:633-660.